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Child Stars Quiz 🌟




Here is another Dementia Cafe Quiz. The idea is to celebrate some of the best movies starring children and hit songs sung by children. A Spotify playlist is provided to promote musical memory recall (you might also like to link to some YouTube clips).


You could begin the session by asking members to comment on what might be the pros and cons of being a child star?

You could also link this discussion to personal lived experience by asking, for example, if any members had any talents as a child, such as singing, playing an instrument or winning a sporting medal.




Round 1. Name the movies starring children


Next, as members to name as many of the following thirty movies as they can from the stills provided and to name some of the more obvious stars. There are lots of musical prompts provided in the Spotify playlist and also some additional clues are provided below.





  1. This 1939 movie was set on a good ship?

  2. This 1939 movie saw this little girl follow a yellow brick road trying to find her way home?

  3. This 1943 movie was about a dog that went missing?

  4. This 1944 movie was about the 'World Fair'?

  5. This 1944 movie was about a race horse?

  6. This 1956 movie was about a school governess?

  7. This 1959 movie's name is associated (sort of) with Shirley Bassey's nickname?

  8. This 1962 movie starred Bette Davis (this child actor played her as a child within the movie)?

  9. This 1964 movie was about a nanny with magical powers?

  10. This 1965 movie was about a novice nun who ends up marrying a Baron?

  11. This 1968 movie was about an orphan boy who becomes a pickpocket?

  12. This 1968 movie was about a flying car?

  13. This 1969 movie was about a boy who raised a bird of prey?

  14. This 1970 movie was about a missing father?

  15. This 1971 movie was about an apprentice witch?

  16. This 1971 movie was set in the 'Blue Ridge Mountains' of Virginia?

  17. This 1971 movie was about a chocolate factory?

  18. This 1973 movie starred another father and daughter?

  19. Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' provided the theme music for this 1973 movie?

  20. This 1974 movie was about a small homestead in Wisconsin?

  21. This 1976 gangster movie had an all children cast?

  22. This 1979 TV series saw Violet "scream and scream 'til I make myself sick"?

  23. This 1980 movie was about young love and football?

  24. This 1982 movie was about an alien?

  25. This 1982 movie was about a little orphan?

  26. This 1982 movie was about a house possessed?

  27. This 1984 movie was about a martial art?

  28. This 1988 movie was about a boy who grew up too quickly?

  29. This 1990 movie was about a child whose family went to Paris and left him behind?

  30. This 1999 movie was about a boy who saw dead people?

  31. This 2000 movie was about a boy who became a ballet dancer?

  32. This 2001 movie was about a boy wizard?




For a short interlude, here is a great 'Three Bears' sketch from Laurel and Hardy's 1932 movie 'Pack Up Your Troubles' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgPcPOS9_X8





I know I'm being soppy, but here one of my favourite 'Happy' songs of all time. Hope you like it ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAOB4IUjv8




Round 2. Hit Records Sang By Children


In this next round, play clips of each track and ask members to name the track and the recording artist.





Here is your Spotify playlist ...













Round 1 Answers


* For movies where the child actors are unkiley to be known, i have included adult stars names.


  1. This 1939 movie was set on a good ship? - 'BRIGHT EYES' / SHIRLEY TEMPLE

  2. This 1939 movie saw this little girl follow a yellow brick road trying to find her way home? - 'WIZARD OF OZ' / JUDY GARLAND

  3. This 1943 movie was about a dog that went missing? - 'LASSIE COME HOME' / ELIZABETH TAYLOR

  4. This 1944 movie was about the 'World Fair'? - 'MEET ME IN ST LOUIS' / MARGARET O'BRIEN

  5. This 1944 movie was about a race horse? - 'NATIONAL VELVET' / MICKEY ROONEY

  6. This 1956 movie was about a school governess? - 'THE KING AND I' / STARRING DEBORAH KERR & YUL BRYNNER

  7. This 1959 movie's name is associated (sort of) with Shirley Bassey's nickname? - 'TIGER BAY' / HAYLEY & JOHN MILLS

  8. This 1962 movie starred Bette Davis (this child actor played her as a child within the movie)? - 'WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE'

  9. This 1964 movie is about a nanny with magical powers? - 'MARY POPPINS' / STARRING JULIE ANDREWS & DICK VAN DYKE

  10. This 1965 movie is about a novice nun who ends up marrying a Baron? - 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' / STARRING JULIE ANDREWS & CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

  11. This 1968 movie is about an orphan boy who becomes a pickpocket? - 'OLIVER' / MARK LESTER & JACK WILD

  12. This 1968 movie is a about a flying car? - 'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG' / STARRING DICK VAN DYKE & SALLY ANNE HOWSE

  13. This 1969 movie was about a boy who raised a bird of prey? - 'KES' / DIRECTED BY KEN LOACH

  14. This 1970 movie was about a missing father? - 'THE RAILWAY CHILDREN' / JENNY AGUTTER, SALLY THOMSETT, GARY WARREN & BERNARD CRIBBINS

  15. This 1971 movie was about an apprentice witch? - 'BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS' / STARRING ANGELA LANSBURY & DAVID TOMLINSON

  16. This 1971 movie was set in the 'Blue Ridge Mountains' of Virginia? - 'THE WALTONS' / STARRING RICHARD THOMAS AS JOHN BOY

  17. This 1971 movie was about a chocolate factory? - 'WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' / STARRING GENE WILDER

  18. This 1973 movie starred another father and daughter? - 'PAPER MOON' / STARRING TATUM & RYAN O'NEAL

  19. Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' provided the theme music for this 1973 movie? - 'THE EXORCIST' / LINDA BLAIR

  20. This 1974 movie was about a small homestead in Wisconsin? - 'LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE' / STARRING MICHAEL LANDON

  21. This 1976 gangster movie had an all children cast? - 'BUGSY MALLONE' / JODIE FOSTER & SCOTT BAIO

  22. This 1979 TV series saw Violet "scream and scream 'til I make myself sick"? - 'JUST WILLIAM' / BONNIE LANGFORD

  23. This 1980 movie was about young love and football? - 'GREGORY'S GIRL' / STARRING JOHN GORDON SINCLAIR & CLAIRE GROGAN, WHO WENT ON TO FOUND THE SCOTTISH NEW WAVE/POST PUNK GROUP 'ALTERED IMAGES'

  24. This 1982 movie was about an alien? - 'E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL' / DREW BARRYMORE & HENRY THOMAS

  25. This 1982 movie was about a little orphan? - 'ANNIE' / AILEEN QUINN

  26. This 1982 movie was about a house possessed? - 'POLTERGEIST' / HEATHER O'ROURKE

  27. This 1984 movie was about a martial art? - 'KARATE KID' / RALPH MACCHIO

  28. This 1988 movie was about a boy who grew up too quickly? - 'BIG' / STARRING TOM HANKS AS THE GROWN UP

  29. This 1990 movie was about a child whose family went to Paris and left him behind? - 'HOME ALONE' / MACAULAY CULKIN

  30. This 1999 movie was about a boy who saw dead people? - 'SIXTH SENSE' / HALEY JOEL OSMENT (BRUCE WILLIS WAS THE PSYCHOLOGIST)

  31. This 2000 movie was about a boy who became a ballet dancer? - 'BILLY ELLIOT' / JAMIE BELL

  32. This 2001 movie was about a boy wizard? 'HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE' / DANIEL RADCLIFFE



Round 2 Answers


  1. 'Walking Back To Happiness', Helen Shapiro - 1961

  2. 'Up Tight (Everything's Alright)', Stevie Wonder - 1966

  3. 'Got To Be There', Michael Jackson - 1971

  4. 'Long Haired Loved From Liverpool', Jimmy Osmond - 1972

  5. 'Puppy Love', Donny Osmond - 1972

  6. 'Ma He's Making Eyes At Me', Lena Zavaroni - 1973

  7. 'Mother Of Mine', 1974 - Neil Reid

  8. 'Walking In The Air', Aled Jones - 1985

  9. 'There's No One Quite Like Grandma', Grandma St Winifred's School Choir - 1988

  10. 'Voice Of An Angel', Charlotte Church - 1998


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